Five years ago, childhood friends Christina Tang and Dasha Zhukova launched their hip ready-to-wear collection, Kova & T,
and immediately became known for their effortless-yet-edgy basics with the power to instantly transform a wearer's wardrobe.
Based in sunny Los Angeles, the Kova girls certainly know a thing or two about warm weather dressing. Here, they share their summertime essentials, from backyard BBQs to mountain biking.
Summer getaway: "The Caribbean, Punta Cana."
Warm-weather activity: "BBQ's!"
"Always have a bottle of water with you."
Summer workload: "Same as the rest of the year."
Fondest childhood summer memory: "Spending it in Shanghai."
Summer uniform: "Comfy summer dresses."
Summer treat: "Iced soy latte."
Summer anthem: "Crystal Blue Persuasion."
Summer style icon: "My friends."
Ultimate NYC "vacation-for-a-day:" "Picnic at Central Park and a trip to the Natural History Museum."
Summer getaway: "Africa."
Warm-weather activity: "Mountain biking."
Beat-the-heat solution: "Swimming."
Summer workload: "BBerry emails."
Fondest childhood summer memory: "Picking mushrooms."
Summer uniform: "Cut-off shorts and tshirt."
Summer treat: "Cupcakes."
Summer anthem: "Oldies."
Summer style icon: "My granny."
Ultimate NYC "vacation-for-a-day:" "Dia Beacon."